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Two Avionics Companies Join Forces

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Dynon Avionics, which manufacturers avionics for experimental and light sport aircraft around the world, has acquired Advanced Flight Systems, the two companies announced on Monday. AFS, located in Canby, Ore., which manufacturers avionics for the experimental market, will continue to operate as a separate company, with its own staff, headed by company founder Rob Hickman. "I am pleased to be working with a company so committed to experimental aircraft," Hickman said. "We have long been friendly competitors; their resources, infrastructure, and financial stability [will] allow me to focus on the product development that I love to do." Dynon, based in Woodinville, Wash., said in a statement it aims to use its financial resources "to keep AFS strong and vibrant in the experimental community."

AFS manufactures EFIS products, an aircraft monitoring system and angle-of-attack products that incorporate patented technology. Dynon president Robert Hamilton says he looks forward to collaborating with AFS. "The homebuilder market has always been the incubator for advanced technologies," he said. "Keeping the true innovators working in this industry is important to us, and we have the financial resources, market presence and company growth to be able to keep AFS going strong in this market for years to come." Dynon's sales and distribution network extends to more than 40 countries.

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